Assistant Chief Operating Officer & Director of Library, Archives and Learning Services, University of East London.

Regina Everitt

Regina Everitt is ACOO & Director of Library, Archives and Learning Services at UEL.

She began her professional career as a technical author/trainer working with computer companies that developed software for the manufacturing, pharmaceutical and financial sectors in the US and UK.  After managing a small library at a university in West Africa as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps, she transitioned into the HE sector developing and managing libraries, social learning spaces, and other learning resources. At University of East London, she is the lead for the cross-institution customer experience strategy. She is also chair for the self-assessment team for the Race Equality Charter (REC).

Concerned about the low representation of global ethnic majority (GEM) staff members in leadership positions in academic libraries, she is chair of the SCONUL committee to support member institutions in implementing the actions from the SCONUL report on the experiences of BAME staff members in academic libraries.  She is also a member of the British Library Council, a member of the CILIP trailblazer group that is developing a standard for a Level 6/7 apprenticeship, and a member of the University East London Board of Governors.  She co-edited Narrative Expansions:  Interpreting Decolonisation in Academic Libraries published by Facet Publishing with Jess Crilly, formerly of University of the Arts London.